Is it dangerous for you to use your phone when there are thunderstorms? .. Xiaomi solves the mystery and clarifies the truth

Is it dangerous for you to use your phone when there are thunderstorms? .. Xiaomi solves the mystery and clarifies the truth

There is an urban legend that using a mobile phone when there is a storm is very dangerous, as the phone can attract electric shocks. From Xiaomi, they wanted to solve the mystery, I confirmed whether this legend is true or not. To do this, they conducted an experiment in which they subjected one of their mobile phones to electric rays, and frankly, the results were very clear. 

Using a special wire from Tesla, Xiaomi experts conducted this test. Of course, the first thing they warn us about is that we can't do something similar at home. Next, they proceeded to directly expose the phone to electric rays in several different use cases, such as on a call or playing a video. As we can see in the video below, the mobile phone did not suffer any damage, but does this mean that we can use it when a storm occurs?

 Surely at some point, in the midst of a strong storm, you have heard that using a mobile phone can be very dangerous because it attracts electric shocks. To prove whether or not storms can affect phone use, Xiaomi subjected one of its phones to lightning strikes generated by a Tesla coil. No, don't try this at home, it can be very dangerous.
The protagonist of the experiment is Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G which, as you can see in the video, continues to function normally when hit by those rays. There is no problem when using the phone to watch videos when there is a storm. There is also no risk when the phone is in the middle of a phone call, the signal is not affected at any time.

As the audio commentary in the video demonstrates, this test confirms that the storm does not affect smartphone use. Be careful, this clarification is very important, it only refers to smartphones. The urban legend comes from the possibility that old landline phones can be dangerous when lightning strikes.

 As the video shot by Xiaomi tells us, lightning emits electromagnetic pulses with a wide range of frequencies, from very low to high, mainly low. Mobile phone signals belong to high frequencies, so the chances of being affected by lightning are very low because they mainly occur at different frequency levels.

The puzzle is solved, you can use your smartphone when there is a storm. You saw it in the video, the device is not affected while playing videos or receiving a phone call. Without a doubt, we have to thank Xiaomi for making this very useful experiment.